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Maori Deeds of Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand: Volume One



1865. 18 January.This Deed written on this the eighteenth day of January in the Year of our Lord 1865 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People Waikato District. of the Tribe Ngatitipa whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed Awaroa And Otaua. under the shining sun of this day parted with and for ever transferred unto Victoria Queen of England Her Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her and Her and their Assigns for ever in consideration of the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds (£250 . 0 . 0) to us paid by Henry Hanson Turton Special Commissioner on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at the Awaroa and Otaua and named the Awaroa and Otaua the boundaries whereof are set forth at the foot of this Deed and a plan page 586of which Land is annexed thereto with its trees minerals waters rivers lakes streams and all appertaining to the said Land or beneath the surface of the said Land and all our right title claim and interest whatsoever thereon To hold to Queen Victoria Her Heirs and Assigns as a lasting possession absolutely for ever and ever. And in testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this Deed we have hereunto subscribed our names and marks. And in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England on her part to all the conditions of this Deed the name of Henry Hanson Turton Boundaries. Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the boundaries of the Land commencing at Te Au Karemu and following the Awaroa river to the Waikato river thence following the bank of the Waikato river to Totaratahi and thence following the Survey lines bearing by compass 293° 50′, 326° 0′ and 24° 0′ to the point of commencement.

All the land that we claim is contained within these boundaries.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

R. O. Stewart, Resident Magistrate of Lower Waikato District.
Hohua Te Moanaroa, Minita o Kohanga.
H. Hanson Turton, Special Commissioner.

Receipt for £250. Received this Eighteenth day of January in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and sixty five (1865) the Sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds sterling (£250) being the sole consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by Henry Hanson Turton Specl. Commissr. on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us.

[Signatures as before.]

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, March 3rd, 1875.